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Fleet Operations makes net zero carbon commitment

Fleet Operations has set itself a net zero carbon target by signing up to a carbon offsetting scheme for all the greenhouse gases created by the business.

The outsourced fleet and mobility management firm was recently certified by the British Assessment Bureau to the ISO14001 standard for environmental management.

"With our zero carbon target, we are aiming very much to lead by example,” said Richard Hipkiss (pictured), managing director of Fleet Operations. 

“ISO 14001 puts a management system in place which ensures that we will deliver on this important environmental promise. We help clients to cut their environmental impact and fleet running costs every day, not just by moving to electric vehicles but by empowering their employees to take a more flexible view of business travel. 

"By encouraging drivers to swap their car to more sustainable options like public transport, spot hire or electric pool cars for shorter journeys, we help our clients to green their fleet and mobility policies,” he added.

Fleet Operations has converted 30% of its fleet to electric and hybrid vehicles and installed solar panels at its head office in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The company also switched to a 100% renewable energy provider and following a thorough benchmarking of their energy consumption, it has set clear KPIs to reduce energy and fuel usage over the next two years.

An internal 'Think Green' campaign has been launched to encourage and motivate staff to change their behaviour with regular updates and poster reminders in every office, and team targets to reduce paper and lighting consumption.

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